HR8972 is a giant star in the constellation of Cepheus.
HR8972 visual magnitude is 5.98. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8972 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about HR8972:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8972
HR8972 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8972 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8972 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8972 from your location
HR8972 is circumpolar and transits at 08:29 UTC (altitude: 67.5°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8972
The image below is a photograph of HR8972 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of HR8972 is -0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8972 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8972 is distant 419.02 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8972
HR8972 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8972 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.